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Dec 20, 2011 6:00pm EST
texas, rejected that route as risky and unnecessary. >> let me tell you what we're doing today. the washington republicans are taking a high risk gamble. this is gambling. this is throwing the dice. >> the senate stands adjourned. >> brown: for its part the senate has already left washington for a month-long holiday recess. and a spokesman for senate majority leader harry reid said we are not coming back. we are not appointing negotiators until they pass the senate compromise. adding to the stakes is the pressure to extend long-term unemployment benefits past year's end. and to waive huge cuts in medicare payments to doctors before they take effect january 18. both were in the senate bill that the house rejected today. todd, what's your reporting todd zwillich is covering the back and forth on capitol hill for "the takeaway" from public radio international and wnyc. he joins us now. tell you about what led to today's rejection of the extension by house republicans? where is the pressure coming from? >> well, the pressure really appears to be on speaker john boehner. jeff, it's press
CBS
Dec 12, 2011 6:00pm EST
back. ,,,,,, on my journey across america, i've learned that when you ask someone in texas if they want "big" savings on car insurance, it's a bit like asking if they want a big hat... ...'scuse me... ...or a big steak... ...or big hair... i think we have our answer. geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more on car insurance. >>> a cool december evening across the region. live look outside. here's the rest of the week looking? -- bob is updating this. >> there is a warmup headed this way. for you folks stuck in that cold winter weather. frosty again. and then warming up with sunshine, in the low 50s, upper 40s in the afternoon. the next five days, the only cool day, or normal day would be saturday. otherwise, 54. 61. maybe a shower or two on thursday, as that warmer air moves in. then a little cooler, 53 on friday. but look at that. 44/26. that's normal as we start the weekend with partly cloudy skies. denise? >> thank you, bob. still to come tonight on wjz eyewitness news. the ravens' quest could receive a boost from john harbaugh's brother. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,, >>> getti
CBS
Dec 29, 2011 6:00pm EST
over a year, austin, texas teen has been cultivating a following on you tube. with the witt of someone far beyond his 18 years. >> do you think this is actually the video? >> this was shared with the world, a personal struggle with a disease that challenge ted him every day of his life. >> this is what they found out, this was the therapy. >> this is the thickening of the heart, making it difficult for the heart to pump blood, the high blood pressure and then heart form. he said he cheated death three times, at age four and then the paramedics that survived him in school. >> i asked him if he was happy he woke up. he said he guessed. he said he was glad to be back with his family, but he wanted to be back in that place. >> then he returned to scene, he passed on christmas morning. his family did not see the video until the following day. the last christmas present to them. >> this is over three quarters of a million views on you tube. >>> what is behind a search? >>> unthinkable, a family shot to death and the text messages about that day coming up. >>> this is the first mornin
CBS
Dec 19, 2011 6:00pm EST
in tennessee, maryland and texas, bennett estimates nearly 20% of medicare costs are due to fraud. >> we're talking about billions and billions of dollars of fraud that isn't uncovered. >> reporter: back in california two insurers, kaiser and heritage, have filed lawsuits accusing prime of exaggerating patient conditions and fraudulent billing practices. prime has denied the allegations. in a detailed written statement, prime spokesman wrote, "codes are not the actual definitions of the diseases, and they are not error proof. here at the prime medicare guidelines although they're imprecise." a medicare spokeswoman declined to comment. but this woman said it was time to quit the company earlier this year. >> i was thinking about whether or not some governmental agency would be walking through the door and handcuffing us all and subpoenaing records and carrying them out in boxes. >> reporter: three california congressmen have asked medicare to investigate suspected fraud in prime's billing. and the f.b.i. has recently begun interviewing former prime employees. >> a few weeks ago, pr
CBS
Dec 26, 2011 6:00pm EST
america, . ,,,,,,,,,, i've learned that when you ask someone in texas if they want "big" savings on car insurance, it's a bit like asking if they want a big hat... ...'scuse me... ...or a big steak... ...or big hair... i think we have our answer. geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more on car insurance. >>> it is 6:26, 40 degrees, partly cloudy, good evening, everyone, thanks for staying with "wjz" here are some of the stories people are talking about. flames tor apart a home on christmas. now, five people are dead, including two young girls. the girl's mother screamed for help, but it was too late. >> crews tor down a connecticut home where three young children and their grandparents died on christmas morning. cell phone video shows how flames quickly spread >> attempted rescues within the structure, pushed back by intense flame and heat. >> reporter: the fire gutted the victorian style home that sits along the long island sound. a well-known executive escaped. but badger's threadiers and her parents could not get out. her father died in the fire hours after spend
CBS
Dec 16, 2011 6:00pm EST
running from canada to texas that is unpopular with democrats. >> if that bill comes over to us, we will make changes to it. and i will guarantee you that the keystone pipeline will be in there when it goes back to the united states senate. >> reporter: lawmakers have until december 31st to find common ground. but they're not taking any chances. the senate is working on a plan b that would extend the tax break until february, allowing lawmakers to head home and tackle the issue in the new year. on capitol hill, tara mergener, wjz eyewitness news. >> the payroll tax cut bill also includes a provision that extends benefits for people who have been unemployed for a long period of time. >>> maryland is getting a cut of $500 million in grant money for education. the funding will go towards pre- k schooling. all part of the nation's race to the top competition, where states compete for federal dollars, by making progress in educational standards. nine states are polit splitting the $500 million this time. last year, more than $4 billion in similar grants were handed out. >>> the pounding
CBS
Dec 5, 2011 6:00pm EST
rain out to the west of us. from new york state all the way through the midwest down into texas. in the colder air west of the low pressure. you see low pressure spins like this, warm air ahead of it. cold air behind it. that is coming right down from canada. tucson not too far from tucson the mountains saw snow. albequerque. that chilly air will get here but we have to get some rain through the region first. that will be later tomorrow into wednesday. late wednesday afternoon and wednesday night it'll start turning chilly and early thursday, maybe just enough residual cold air. a little bit of moisture. could see wet snow flakes early thursday. then it clears out and dries up for the end of the week. south winds keep the warm air, 10 to 15 knots in the bay. cloudy skies, maybe a little cloud or drizzle. 54 tomorrow, maybe some sun but a lot of clouds. a little rain, fog and scattered showers. real rain coming tomorrow night and again on wednesday. and then it turns chilly again. >> okay, thank you bob. >>> well the stars aligned last night for the kennedy center honors, where every
CBS
Dec 8, 2011 6:00pm EST
as police officers and raid an illegal game room in texas. the fake police impostors -- or police impottors have stolen $320,000 from three gaming establishments. witnesses say the impostors use a police car equipped with some sort of siren and light. investigators say they could be members of the drug cart gang in houston. >>> heavy snow causes a 100-car pileup in china. one person was killed and many others injured. officials say many are still trapped in crushed cars and trucks. the accident happened on slippery conditions in the city evercity of chang ye. >>> european leaders are gathering in belgium, ahead on the debt crisis. they're trying to save the euro currency from collapsing. heather cobar reports. >> reporter: the european commission president says a deal to save the euro is within reach. >> all the world is watching us. >> reporter: but european leaders must bring solutions to make friday's event a success. >> they don't come saying what they cannot do. but what they will do for europe. >> reporter: french president sarkozy and merkel rallied before heading to talks
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